Huawei hosts South Africa IP Summit 2013
By BiztechAfrica – June 4, 2013, 4:06 p.m.
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today held its IP Summit for South Africa geared towards addressing business needs and challenges to deliver the best user experience to end user customers. Topics discussed included Huawei’s IP Strategy and Vision as well as the latest IP Technology standards and solutions with particular emphasis on the SDN era. The topic of Embracing LTE and FMC Transformation was also discussed. The summit attracted key industry stakeholders from various South African operators including MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, Cell C, Neotel amongst others.
“After nearly 20 years research and development accumulation, as well as the wide application in global market, Huawei is able to provide industry-leading carrier IP network solutions and a full range of carrier-class data communication products. Through network innovation centers and joint innovation programs, Huawei deeply understands potential customer demands, continuous leads technology innovation, and builds long-term strategic partnership with customers based on our global experience, and our commitment to bring the ideas, solutions and expertise necessary to design and construct end-to-end IP broadband networks.” Said Samuel Chen, Vice President for Huawei Eastern & Southern Africa Region.
Chen further commented, “South African telecommunications industry is venturing into an exciting new era of Ultra-Broadband and ICT based business models and as an industry leader in this technology Huawei is proud to host this summit where our experts will provide the latest industry developments, solutions and strategies.”
Carrier IP network solutions and products include three main aspects – IP backbone, metro and mobile backhaul, and also data center core switches and high-performance security products. Through the concept of large capacity, easy expansion, high reliability for IP Backbone and intelligent, scalable, simple for metro and mobile bearer network, Huawei Carrier IP can build future-oriented ultra-broadband, and high-quality with multi-service bearing network to help operators reduce investment and operation costs, improve end-user experience, and support business rapid development.
End users are demanding more innovative services and seamless experiences to fulfill their communication needs. Fast growth in new services like OTT video, mobile Internet, and cloud computing, cause’s explosive growth in network bandwidth. How to tackle the bandwidth issue in Terabit era has become one of the biggest challenges for operators. Huawei data communication solutions and products serve 35 of the top 50 operators, including China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Telefonica, SingTel and Etisalat.